Category Archives: gluten FULL

Blueberry Cream Dessert with Pretzel Crust #FreshFromFlorida

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I am doing the happy dance this month because it’s Blueberry Season here in Florida!  There is always something wonderful in season in this sunny paradise, but I have to admit to being partial to berries, especially BLUEberries.  I could eat them morning, noon and night and when they are in season, I actually do.  Starting with muffins or pancakes, moving on to salads or wraps and ending with desserts, I manage to sneak a lot of blueberries into our diet.  I love Fresh From Florida produce!

Blueberry Cream Dessert #FreshFromFlorida

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Meatball Quesadillas: an edible spaghetti western

Meatball Quesadillas: a real Spaghetti Western snackThis Spaghetti Western is true convenience food.  And yet, you can make it all with real food, too.  Homemade tortillas, homemade spaghetti sauce, homemade meatballs; this dish can take you hours to make, or you can whip it up in mere minutes.  It all depends on your food philosophy or your schedule.  You could even adapt it to be gluten free. Continue reading

Chicken Orzo Soup

Chicken Orzo SoupDo you add dill to your chicken soup?  I first saw it done when I was researching Chicken Noodle Soup as a Jewish grandmother’s cure for illness.  So many of those recipes had dill that I had to try it.  Now, it’s a required ingredient in my kitchen.  Boy! Does it ever ramp up the flavor of what might be considered a “ho-hum” soup. Continue reading

Chicken Alfredo French Bread Pizza

Chicken Alfredo French Bread PizzaYears ago, I wrote my first sponsored post.  The gig was to come up with nine, yes NINE recipes for a well known company.  It was back in the day when my photos were still marginally awful bordering on grotesque.   In the last year, I have been culling those photos and even some of the posts.  This is a rewrite of one of those nine recipes.  Basically everything has changed, including the ingredients (except the chicken and French bread).  This version is MUCH better and surprisingly, there is a gluten free option. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Blondies

Peanut Butter Blondies with chocolate chipsThis is another of my grandmother’s recipes.  Some of you might remember that she was the head baker for a school district in the 1970s.  She got up early every school day and baked treats for all of the schools in town.  Boy! Those were the days!  There is nothing this yummy on any of my kids’ lunch menus.  It’s no wonder my daughter prefers to take her lunch! Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

The first year I lived in Florida, I was shocked at seeing fresh strawberries in February.  Now, a few years later, I am totally spoiled and look forward to enjoying them while the rest of the country is blanketed in snow.  There is a world famous Florida Strawberry festival held at the end of February/beginning of March.   I really appreciate the amazing growing season in our state.  Eating Fresh From Florida produce is an added bonus to being close to the beach and having mild winters. Continue reading

Jimmy Dean Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick: Yum On the Go

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Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage on a StickIt’s another crazy day in my house.   The alarms start going off at 5:20am when my two high schoolers drag themselves out of bed and head toward wakefulness.  By 5:50 they are out the door.    My goal is to make sure they eat a good breakfast, but 20% of the time, they are unable to roust themselves enough to spare a minute for a meal.  Those are the days that a quick, delicious on-the-go breakfast isn’t just nice, it’s downright necessary. Continue reading

Spinach Squares

Spinach Cheese SquaresWelcome to Day #5 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.

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Black Bean Chicken Quesadilla

Black Bean Chicken QuesadillasHave you ever taken a moment to look at the Latin food section of your grocery store?  There are so many fun things to find there.  Goya Foods is a Latin food brand that, as far as I can tell in all of my moves around the country, is a national brand found everywhere.  Their product line is very extensive.  Some of their foods are even in the freezer section!

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Chocolate Covered Biscoff Filled Ritz Sandwiches

chocolate covered biscoff ritz

I get tired just thinking about the holiday rush.  We add so many things to our schedules: gift giving, buying, wrapping; decorating the inside and outside of our homes; parties at school, work, church and home; concerts or other musical festivals, recitals, etc.  As we pile more and more into our already busy lives, we also feel guilt because we aren’t extra loving, charitable or kind 24/7 as we try to get everything done.  Songs about good cheer simply add fuel to the fire. Continue reading